Population Health Research Brief Series

Lerner Faculty Research Affiliate Jennifer Karas Montez receives grant from National Institutes of Health to fund SU’s Center on Aging and Policy Studies

Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor of Sociology and Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies, is the principal investigator on a 5-year $1.5 million grant from the NIH National Institute on Aging to fund the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) at SU. CAPS is a consortium of Syracuse University, Cornell University, and the University at Albany. It is headquartered at SU. The goal of CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults by addressing issues facing middle-age and older adults and the families that care for them. The Lerner Center is excited to be affiliated with CAPS! Read more about CAPS in this Maxwell news release

The Lerner Center’s research was cited in this Progressive Farmer article about rural health and COVID-19

The Lerner Center’s research was cited in this Progressive Farmer article about rural health and COVID-19: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/AG/news/farm-life/article/2020/07/02/iowa-rural-healthcare-regions-part. “A March 24, 2020, analysis by Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University pointed to the biggest underlying COVID-19 concern in rural America. Thirty-one percent of COVID-19 cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of intensive care admissions and 80% of deaths had been among adults aged 65 and older with the, “highest percentage of severe outcomes among those 85 years and older. This is bad news for rural America.” To read this research, click here: https://lernercenter.syr.edu/2020/03/24/why-coronavirus-could-hit-rural-areas-harder/.